Brian Gregory fired after six seasons at South Florida

After six seasons as the head coach at South Florida, Brian Gregory has been fired. The school made the announcement on Friday, one day after the Bulls’ season ended with an opening round loss in the AAC Tournament.

“Brian has been a true ambassador for the University of South Florida,” AD Michael Kelly said in a statement. “Ultimately, our head coaches and programs are judged by on-court success, and we have not lived up to our expectations for men’s basketball. We thank Brian and his family for all they have done for USF and wish them the very best in their journey.”

Outside of the 2018-19 season in which the Bulls went 24-14 and were CBI champions, Gregory finished below .500 each year. The 14-18 record this past season was an improvement over the previous two years, when USF won just 17 games combined.

Kelly gave Gregory a contract extension in January 2022 meant to keep him in Tampa through the 2025-26 season. This will be the second major coaching search for Kelly in the last six months, after he fired head football coach Jeff Scott after 2+ seasons at the helm.


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